Ranch User News

XSEDE HPC Workshop Big Data - October 1-2, 2019

Posted by Jason Allison on Sep 17, 2019 10:20:14 AM

We are please to announce that TACC will be participating as a satellite site for the the XSEDE HPC Workshop, Big Data on October 1st and 2nd, 2019. Agenda Tuesday, October 1 10:00 AM CT Welcome 10:25 AM CT Intro to Big Data 11:00 AM CT Hadoop 11:30 AM CT Intro to Spark 12:00 PM CT Lunch break 1:00...

We are please to announce that TACC will be participating as a satellite site for the the XSEDE HPC Workshop, Big Data on October 1st and 2nd, 2019.

Agenda

Tuesday, October 1
10:00 AM CT Welcome
10:25 AM CT Intro to Big Data
11:00 AM CT Hadoop
11:30 AM CT Intro to Spark
12:00 PM CT Lunch break
1:00 PM CT Spark
3:45 PM CT Bridges: A Big Data Platform
4:00 PM CT Adjourn

Wednesday, October 2
10:00 AM CT Machine Learning: Recommender System with Spark
12:00 PM CT Lunch break
1:00 PM CT Deep Learning with Tensorflow
4:00 PM CT Adjourn

If you are in the Austin area and are able to attend one or both days of the event here at TACC, please visit the following address for more information and to register:

https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar/-/training-user/class/1672/session/3041

You will need to sign in with your XSEDE account to register. If you do not have an XSEDE account you can create one by visiting the following address: 

For directions to TACC, please visit the following address:


Ranch Maintenance 24 September 2019

Posted by Matthew Edeker on Sep 16, 2019 10:58:20 AM

TACC’s Ranch archival system will be down for maintenance on September 24th from 8 am to 5 pm CST. We will be performing firmware updates on our disk systems.

TACC’s Ranch archival system will be down for maintenance on September 24th from 8 am to 5 pm CST. We will be performing firmware updates on our disk systems.

C++ for C Programmers - 13 September, 2019 9am-5pm CT

Posted by Jason Allison on Aug 28, 2019 10:41:27 AM

We are pleased to announce the C++ for C Programmers Training being held on September 13th, 2019 from 9am to 5pm CT. C++ can be considered as a superset of C, but this view often leads to un-idiomatic C++ programming. In this short course we both show the new mechanisms of C++, and we explain what...

We are pleased to announce the C++ for C Programmers Training being held on September 13th, 2019 from 9am to 5pm CT.

C++ can be considered as a superset of C, but this view often leads to un-idiomatic C++ programming. In this short course we both show the new mechanisms of C++, and we explain what C mechanisms, while available, should no longer be used.

The first half of this course covers mostly object-oriented programming and parameter passing with references; the second half covers advanced topics such as smart pointers, exceptions, iterators, lambdas, templates. It will be pointed which features are specific to the C++14 and C++17 standards.

This training will be available to both in-person and remote attendees via webcast. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in-person.

To register and for more information please visit: https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/

Please contact me at jasona@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

Last Chance: TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers 26-27 September, 2019

Posted by Jason Allison on Aug 15, 2019 4:10:30 PM

Last chance to register (deadline Aug 30) and submit an abstract for presentation (deadline Aug 16) at the TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers (TACCSTER) being held on September 26-27, 2019 at the Texas Advanced Computing Center in Austin, Texas. TACCSTER is a meeting of scientists, engineers and...



Last chance to register (deadline Aug 30) and submit an abstract for presentation (deadline Aug 16) at the TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers (TACCSTER) being held on September 26-27, 2019 at the Texas Advanced Computing Center in Austin, Texas.

TACCSTER is a meeting of scientists, engineers and scholars from across the state of Texas who use, and would like to use, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to advance their research goals. This meeting will be an opportunity for you to:

     * Showcase your ongoing research involving TACC resources
     * Attend and participate in Birds-of-a-Feather panel discussions
     * Learn new and useful computing skills from a variety of tutorials
     * Network with other Texas-based researchers
     * Hear information about the latest TACC systems and services

To register and for more information please visit: https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/

Please contact taccster@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers 26-27 September, 2019

Posted by Jason Allison on Jul 25, 2019 10:29:54 AM

We are pleased to announce the second TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers (TACCSTER) being held on September 26-27, 2019. TACCSTER is a meeting of scientists, engineers and scholars from across the state of Texas who use, and would like to use, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to advance...

We are pleased to announce the second TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers (TACCSTER) being held on September 26-27, 2019.

TACCSTER is a meeting of scientists, engineers and scholars from across the state of Texas who use, and would like to use, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to advance their research goals. This meeting will be an opportunity for you to showcase your ongoing research involving TACC resources, attend and participate in Birds-of-a-Feather panel discussions, learn new and useful computing skills from a variety of tutorials, network with other Texas-based researchers, and hear information about the latest TACC systems and services.

The meeting will be held on September 26-27, 2019 at the Texas Advanced Computing Center in Austin, Texas.

To register and for more information please visit: https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/

Please contact taccster@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

Getting Ready for Frontera - 8.22.19 9am to 5pm CT

Posted by Jason Allison on Jul 24, 2019 2:09:42 PM

Are you in need of highly parallel computing at an unprecedented scale? TACC is currently deploying NSF’s new flagship system Frontera, which will serve the ever growing needs of the scientific community. We invite you to join us at TACC for a full day of presentations and discussions focused on...

Are you in need of highly parallel computing at an unprecedented scale? TACC is currently deploying NSF’s new flagship system Frontera, which will serve the ever growing needs of the scientific community. We invite you to join us at TACC for a full day of presentations and discussions focused on Frontera’s outstanding capabilities. We will introduce the system and its new and innovative components, and will discuss how to optimally compile, launch, and execute scientific applications at large scale. Much emphasis will be put on the description of available MPI stacks and on tuning MPI and hybrid (MPI+OpenMP) applications via environment variables. The schedule will allow for many opportunities to interact with TACC staff and to discuss general and/or user specific topics. This event is open to the large early-user community that is already using Frontera, and to any current or future user of TACC resources.

This training will be available to both in-person and remote attendees via webcast. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in-person.

To register and for more information please visit:
https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/

If you have any questions please contact me at jasona@tacc.utexas.edu

Ranch Maintenance 23 July 2019

Posted by Matthew Edeker on Jul 9, 2019 10:45:01 AM

TACC’s Ranch archival system will be down for maintenance on July 23rd from 8am to 8pm CST. We will be performing firmware updates on our Quantum tape library.

Updated on Jul 23, 2019 8:12:43 PM

Maintenance has been completed and Ranch is now back in service.

Original Posting

TACC’s Ranch archival system will be down for maintenance on July 23rd from 8am to 8pm CST. We will be performing firmware updates on our Quantum tape library.

Ranch Maintenance 18 June 2019

Posted by Mitchell Collins-Bailey on Jun 11, 2019 12:27:54 PM

Ranch will be taking maintenance on June 18th for firmware upgrades on our DDN and Quantum storage systems. We will be down from 8am to 5pm.

Updated on Jun 18, 2019 9:25:30 PM

Ranch is back in production as of 9:15PM CST. We apologize for the delay, which was caused by a firmware upgrade issue.

Updated on Jun 18, 2019 5:02:18 PM

Storage firmware upgrades are taking longer than expected. Ranch maintenance is extended until further notice.

Original Posting

Ranch will be taking maintenance on June 18th for firmware upgrades on our DDN and Quantum storage systems. We will be down from 8am to 5pm.

Ranch Status 17 June, 2019

Posted by David Littrell on Jun 17, 2019 10:52:45 AM

TACC’s Ranch archive system is currently experiencing a filesystem issue that is affecting login nodes. The administrators are aware of the issue, and are working to make the system fully available as soon as possible.  We will post another announcement when the system is back online.

Updated on Jun 17, 2019 3:18:19 PM

Ranch is back in production. 

Original Posting

TACC’s Ranch archive system is currently experiencing a filesystem issue that is affecting login nodes. The administrators are aware of the issue, and are working to make the system fully available as soon as possible.  We will post another announcement when the system is back online.

Ranch Status May 27, 2019

Posted by David Littrell on May 27, 2019 8:29:25 PM

Ranch was down due to a software bug that has been corrected.

As of 19:30 5/27/2019 all aspects of the Ranch environment should be working as expected.

Ranch was down due to a software bug that has been corrected.

As of 19:30 5/27/2019 all aspects of the Ranch environment should be working as expected.

BOINC@TACC Training 10 May, 2019 1pm-3pm CT

Posted by Jason Allison on Apr 17, 2019 11:32:57 AM

We are pleased to announce the BOINC@TACC Training being held on May 10th, 2019 from 1pm to 3pm CT. The BOINC@TACC project is based on the Volunteer Computing (VC) model. It helps the TACC/XSEDE researchers in running applications from a wide range of scientific domains on the laptops, desktops,...

Updated on Apr 30, 2019 5:47:07 PM

We still have space available for the BOINC@TACC training event on May 10th, 2019 from 1pm to 3pm CT. Please register ASAP at the following link to avoid missing out on this opportunity. Local attendees are strongly encouraged to attend in-person.

https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/

Original Posting

We are pleased to announce the BOINC@TACC Training being held on May 10th, 2019 from 1pm to 3pm CT.

The BOINC@TACC project is based on the Volunteer Computing (VC) model. It helps the TACC/XSEDE researchers in running applications from a wide range of scientific domains on the laptops, desktops, tablets, or cloud-based Virtual Machines (VMs) owned by volunteers. With BOINC@TACC, students and researchers can run small high-throughput computing jobs (that is, the jobs that involve small amounts of data transfer and processing), without spending their active project allocations. 

This training will be available to both in-person and remote attendees via webcast. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in-person. 

To register for each session and for more information please visit: https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/

Please contact me at jasona@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

Upcoming Intermediate and Advanced MPI Training Sessions 6 May, 2019

Posted by Jason Allison on Apr 16, 2019 12:34:31 PM

We are pleased to announce the following two MPI training sessions being held on May 6th, 2019: Intermediate MPI training 9am - 12pm CT  Advanced MPI training 1pm - 4pm CT  In our intermediate MPI workshop, we will cover the following aspects of MPI that go beyond basic point-to-point and...

We are pleased to announce the following two MPI training sessions being held on May 6th, 2019:

Intermediate MPI training 9am - 12pm CT 

Advanced MPI training 1pm - 4pm CT 

In our intermediate MPI workshop, we will cover the following aspects of MPI that go beyond basic point-to-point and collectives:

- Derived data types
- Communicator handling
- Process management
- MPI I/O

The workshop will alternate lectures with lab exercises, which can be done in C/C++/Fortran90/Fortran2008 and Python. Prerequisites: a mastery of basic MPI and use of Unix, including text editors.

In our advanced MPI workshop we will cover the following features that were added in MPI-3:

- Atomic operations
- Shared memory
- Non-blocking collectives
- Graph topologies and neighborhood collectives

The workshop will alternate lectures with lab exercises, which can be done in C/C++/Fortran90/Fortran2008 and Python.  Prerequisites: mastery of basic and intermediate MPI and use of Unix, including text editors.

These courses will be available to both in-person and remote attendees via webcast. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in-person. 

To register for each session and for more information please visit: https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/

Please contact me at jasona@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

Introduction to Software Visualization 4.23.19 9am - 12pm CT

Posted by Jason Allison on Apr 4, 2019 12:21:24 PM

In this class, our TACC Vis Staff will provide and overview on software data visualization as well as training on the use of the Paraview software package to visualize data sets on Stampede2 and Lonestar5. This course will be available to both in-person and remote attendees via webcast. To register...

In this class, our TACC Vis Staff will provide and overview on software data visualization as well as training on the use of the Paraview software package to visualize data sets on Stampede2 and Lonestar5.

This course will be available to both in-person and remote attendees via webcast. To register and for more information please visit: https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/

If you have any questions please contact me at jasona@tacc.utexas.edu

Big Data and Machine Learning Series Part 1 - 4.16.19 1pm - 4pm CT

Posted by Jason Allison on Mar 29, 2019 11:02:48 AM

This is the first session in a two part training series that will cover an introduction to the Machine Learning and Big Data processing platforms, programming models as well as libraries and tools that are specifically designed for data-driven analysis. Each session will be three and a half hours...

This is the first session in a two part training series that will cover an introduction to the Machine Learning and Big Data processing platforms, programming models as well as libraries and tools that are specifically designed for data-driven analysis.

Each session will be three and a half hours long with approximately three hours of lecture and a half hour of hands-on practice. More details on the specific content covered during each session will be available closer to the session start date.

Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in-person. To register and for more information please visit: https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/

If you have any questions please contact me at jasona@tacc.utexas.edu

Big Data and Machine Learning Series Part 2 - 4.23.19 1pm - 4pm CT

Posted by Jason Allison on Mar 29, 2019 10:56:27 AM

This is the second session in a two part training series that will cover an introduction to the Machine Learning and Big Data processing platforms, programming models as well as libraries and tools that are specifically designed for data-driven analysis. Each session will be three and a half hours...

This is the second session in a two part training series that will cover an introduction to the Machine Learning and Big Data processing platforms, programming models as well as libraries and tools that are specifically designed for data-driven analysis.

Each session will be three and a half hours long with approximately three hours of lecture and a half hour of hands-on practice. More details on the specific content covered during each session will be available closer to the session start date.

Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in-person. To register and for more information please visit: https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/

If you have any questions please contact me at jasona@tacc.utexas.edu